I was awake at 4:17 AM today. As I sat in my recliner reflecting on life and the day ahead, I must admit some of my thoughts were less than positive. There was a wistful longing for the past. There was a dread of the future. There were feelings of loneliness. I really just wanted to go back to sleep and skip Friday.
But as I sat there, two quotes came to my mind that helped me focus on what is real in my life and on the truth of each new day. The first was from the late songwriter Dan Fogelberg and his brilliant song To the Morning: